MacBook battery cover not aligned.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by bonbooni, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. bonbooni macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2009
    Hi, all

    I got a macbook yesterday and had the guys at store upgrade the RAM to 4GB instead of 2GB. I took my device today but I noticed that the battery cover when you close it is not aligned with the rest of the bottom. I mean when you move your hand over the bottom then you hit the edge of the battery cover and feel it rising over the bottom not going smoothly as one surface-yeah may be the word I am looking for is surfaced with the rest of the bottom-It is a slight thing, is it normal or should I take the computer again tomorrow to the apple store to align/ surface the battery cover with the rest of the macbook bottom..??

    My best regards to you all.

    PS. the battery side is towards the bottom of the picture.

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  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    100% normal. Just unclip it and put it back on if you want to try and realign it.

    The only issue that's been seen is that the cover doesn't sit securely, and moves around a considerable amount.
  3. raremage macrumors 6502a

    Nov 21, 2005
    Orlando, Florida
    It may be normal, but I ran into a similar issue when I upgraded my ram the other day.

    What I discovered was I had inadvertently switched two of the small screws - the one from the back left corner (with the MB upside down) is larger than the other four short screws (as opposed to the 3 long ones). It fits into the hole on the cover, but not the hols on the frame - and so it's possible to screw it in and think everything is flush, when actually it has caused the bottom to bow a bit outward, resulting in a misalignment.

    No idea if that's what happened to you, but it seems possible.

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